Deadly Sin

Parashat Acharei Mot (After the Death) & Parashat Kedoshim (Holy Ones) VaYikra (Leviticus) 16:1–18:30 & 19:1–20:27 Our weekly Scripture reading brings us to two very interesting portions, “After Death” and “Holy Ones”. I have previously … Read More

Bold Belief

Parashat Tazria (She Conceives) & Metzora (Leprosy) VaYikra (Leviticus) 12:1–13:8 & 14:1–15:33 In our Scripture reading this week, we read an interesting and sometimes puzzling set of purity laws that have a powerful connection to … Read More

A Strange Fire

Parashat Shmini (Eighth) Vayikra (Leviticus) 9:1–11:47 In my last blog entry, Don’t Miss this Opportunity, I wrote that, if after the current Covid-19 pandemic, everything will simply “return to normal”, we will have missed an … Read More

Don’t Miss this Opportunity

This past Wednesday, in my house in the Jerusalem hills, I had the privilege to join Jewish people around the world in an ancient tradition called Passover. There is no doubt that this year’s Pesach … Read More

Passover: A New Meaning for Our Time

On Wednesday evening this coming week, my family and I will have the privilege to join Jewish people around the world in an ancient tradition called Passover. This feast of remembrance, which God instructed Moses … Read More

Let Go and Let God!

After spending some time praying, I felt led to stop my regular blog commentary on the weekly Scripture portion (parasha) and share some thoughts on the current reality we are facing due to the coronavirus. … Read More

More Than Enough

Parashat VaYaqhel (And He Assembled) & Parashat Pequdei (Accounts Of) Shemot (Exodus) 35:1–38:20 & 38:21–40:38 This week we read of one of my favorite accounts with regard to the building of the Mishqan (God’s dwelling … Read More

He Equips the Called

Parashat Ki Tisa (When you lift up) Shemot (Exodus) 30:11–34:35 In our Scripture portion this week, we can see that whatever God asks or requires of us, He will also give us the tools through … Read More

Not a distant god

After so many years reading and studying God’s Word, I am still amazed by its continuity. From the beginning to the end, we see that He is indeed the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews … Read More

The Menorah

In our reading this week, we read of one of the most important and well-known items in God’s tabernacle – the Menorah: I previously wrote about how Yeshua is the “face” of the menorah. In … Read More